Missio – traditionally called the Pontifical Mission Societies, is composed of four societies. Each has its own focus of work. Each was separately founded by different person. In 1922 Pope Pius XI joined together the four different societies and made them partners to help serve better the needs of various dioceses all over the world, especially those that are established in the young churches.
The Four Societies
Missio – the Pontifical Mission Societies in Video
A 12 minute video giving a birds’ eye view of the four Pontifical Mission Societies. This allows anyone to understand that the missionary work of the Pontifical Mission Societies is primarily about reinforcing and re-energising individuals and Christians communities attain a deeper relationship with the Lord Jesus. In the words of Pope Francis, ” I invite all Christians, everywhere to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them….” The Joy of the Gospel, #3